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Chả cá Hà Nội / Hanoi styled fish with dill @ Que Viet, Kingsland Road/Hackney, London

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Chả cá Hà Nội / Hanoi styled fish with dill @ Que Viet, Kingsland Road/Hackney, London

limster | | Oct 28, 2013 01:40 PM

After Quan Viet in Deptford closed, had to look for another place for this fish dish with various spices and dill.

Found that Que Viet (probably my favourite on Kingsland Road) serves an excellent version - the fish cooked just right, the green onion tenderly wilted by the heat, the spice and herb flavours well calibrated and savoury. Perked up by the pungency of a fermented prawn sauce, added zing from red chilli slices, crunch and nutty flavour from crushed peanuts, all supported by rice noodles.

Banh Xeo / Vietnamese pancakes were as good as my last meal there years ago.

Bò cuốn bánh tráng / garlic beef for rolling in rice paper sheets were also savoury and fragrant.

Thịt kho tộ / caramelised pork was probably the only weak spot -- a little meek in terms of flavour and caramelisation.

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